The Mazda 787B returns for the 100th anniversary of Le Mans

The Mazda 787B returns for the 100th anniversary of Le Mans

Mazda Motor Corporation announces the rally race of the 59th race winner, the Mazda 787B, in the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The 91st race will be held at the Le Mans Sarthe Circuit in France from June 7 to 11. In 1991 in the 24-hour Le Mans endurance race, the 4-rotor engine Mazda 787B became the first Japanese car to win Le Mans.

In this exhibition the winning car of the 59th race of Le Mans will race alongside other famous Japanese winning cars. It is worth mentioning that from June 30 to July 2, the Mazda 787B is also scheduled to be shown at the Le Mans Classic.

During the week of the Le Mans Centennial race, an exhibition themed ‘Japan’s Endless Discovery’ will also take place, a collaboration of JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization), Toyota and Mazda.

Spectators of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be exposed to Japanese culture, promoting domestic tourism, and Japan’s carbon neutrality initiative. At the same time, Mazda will present the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV (European specification) equipped with the latest innovative rotary engine technology, which can also work as an electric generator.

Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is the basis of Mazda’s research programs. In line with its human-centered philosophy, the Japanese brand remains an advocate of driving pleasure and freedom of movement.